We played the Exquisite Corpse game for the first time with the kids in the car yesterday on our way to Healesville Sanctuary. It seemed to work, so the boys and I had another go at the beach today using Noodlers Ink, in-between rock-pooling and reading books. It was fun and easy. It would be interesting to see what would happen if we worked up the results with more detail and colour afterwards, but sometimes it’s good to just let something be simple and finished! (By the way, the first ‘corpse’ is not impaled with serrated blades… she has 2 sets of wings!)
The boys enjoyed drawing in old books so much they went spontaneously on to explore their own kind of ‘found poetry‘ by blocking out words to make new sentences. Arty (who was drawing in an old copy of Shakespeare’s King Richard II), then started drawing Richard the Boy, Richard the Dog and Richard the Elephant. I imagine he will put them on his own blog :-)
I continued doing weird drawings in my vintage nature book that turned out like this.
Hey Judy, your talent is outstanding. I love the ‘dancing whale spirit’, it’s really fantastic, inspiring. I write poetry on WordPress but I’ve just written a children’s picture book and have been researching illustrators today, so quite appropriate that I stumbled upon your site. Best, Doug
Thanks Doug, for your kind comments. Very best with the picture book. I’ll check out your poetry. Judy